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    What method are you loggers going to use or planning to use on elevation for your layouts? I now have a flat surface and can`t decide to elevate different sections of the benchwork or to get the different elevations I need with foam stacking.What are your opinions on this? Jerry

    horailfan
    horailfan

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    Jerry,

    My thought is to build an open girder framework and use 1x4 risers with strips of plywood attached to the top of 'em to accomplish the grades. There are probably better methods, but this one works fine for me. I would think that stacking foam might use a lot of material that could be used elsewhere.



    Don in Orygun City

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    • #3
      I've tried using WS inclines and risers and Don is right about using a lot of risers if you are going for much distance! I generally use the inclines to obtain the grade I want, and build my own risers on the table saw. I know not everyone loves sawdust like I do and may not have their own table saw! How 'bout your neighbor?!?


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      • #4
        My sawmill yard is built the 'traditional' way. L girder, risers supporting cookie cutter ply top for the track and flat areas around the mill. Hopefully before the end of the year I'll be expanding and plan to use the hollow core door method. While at first I will be trying the WS foam support for track elevation, I'm also going to use ply supported on wood blocksand a variation of my trestle support idea. I won't be using foam to fill in the scenic areas, tried that once and it took weeks to get rid of the mess. I'll try using 2" thick foam sheet as profile boards supporting stiff wire mesh and plaster hardshell

        Russ

        Moss Lake Lumber Co.
        Russ

        Moss Lake Lumber Co.

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        • #5
          There`s alot of modelers buildin logging layouts.What`s the attraction for you? The mountains,trees,steep grades,or the cool locos you get to use?I.E. Shays,Heislers,little yard goats or other. Jerry

          horailfan
          horailfan

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          • #6
            Hi Jerry

            All of the above, except the steep grades. I model logging in East Texas so I don't need them.

            Bye noe

            David


            David

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            • #7
              Hi Jerry,

              Why don't you stop in at the bunkhouse at the "Loggin', Minin', and Narrow Minded" and have a cup and a visit. Be sure and bring your logging questions with you.

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              Nelsonid=teal>

              P.S. Remember, be courteous to one another. Don't let the terrorist win.

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